As reported by Playbill On-Line in June, Jackie Mason's long-awaited return to Broadway will happen Nov. 16, when he brings Much Ado About Everything to the John Golden Theatre for an open run.
As a warm-up, Mason will bring his stand-up comedy to Westbury Music Fair for one night, Sept. 29, giving him a chance to hone his new material before a New York audience. The Westbury gig is simply called "in concert," rather than "Much Ado About Everything."
The Mason booking on Broadway was scheduled long before the recent announcement that Side Man, the current Golden Theatre tenant, would end its long run Oct. 31, after 549 regular performances.
As for Mason, his show has been touring such venues as the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY, and the Laff Stop in Houston, TX.
Comedian Mason has had four long-runs on Broadway: The World According to Me, Jackie Mason Brand New, Politically Incorrect and Love Thy Neighbor. Mason's comedy, delivered in a borscht-belt cantorial style that runs from bemusement to mock anger, generally deals with such subjects as politicians, urban annoyances, and differences between Jews and gentiles.
For tickets to the Westbury engagement call (516) 888-9000.